BlackBerry Switch To Android

BlackBerry exec: ‘The future is really Android’

By on February 1, 2016 at 9:50 PM.

BlackBerry exec: ‘The future is really Android’

Yes, it’s really time to start digging a grave for BlackBerry 10. In an interview with India’s The Economic Times, BlackBerry exec Damian Tay explained that “the future is really Android” and said that the company may completely ditch its own BlackBerry 10 operating system if it can make Android secure enough to get security certifications from governments that still rely on BlackBerry devices for secure communications. Should that happen, we should expect BlackBerry to become an Android-only smartphone vendor. More →

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Apple iPhone Vs. Google Nexus

Google will reportedly exert ‘Apple-like’ control over future Nexus phones

By on February 1, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Google will reportedly exert ‘Apple-like’ control over future Nexus phones

Given how far Microsoft has moved in Apple’s direction by designing its own hardware with the Surface Pro and Surface Book, we shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that Google is considering similar moves with its Nexus line of smartphones. The Information is reporting that “Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his lieutenants have signaled to colleagues and outsiders that the company wants to take greater control over its program for making ‘Nexus’ smartphones” and that “the change would effectively reduce the level of involvement of hardware partners that make the phones with Google, a group which has included Samsung, Motorola, LG and Huawei.” More →

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Galaxy S7 Leaked Image

More leaked Galaxy S7, S7 edge images show a new side of the unreleased phones

By on February 1, 2016 at 2:56 PM.

More leaked Galaxy S7, S7 edge images show a new side of the unreleased phones

After giving us our best look yet at the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge last week, prolific leaker Evan Blass has returned with another render, this time showing off the back of the two flagship phones that Samsung will debut on February 21st. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Unveiling

Samsung Galaxy S7 will be unveiled on February 21 – here’s what we know so far

By on February 1, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Samsung Galaxy S7 will be unveiled on February 21 – here’s what we know so far

Over the past few weeks, almost everything worth knowing about Samsung’s upcoming lineup of Galaxy S7 devices has leaked. From display resolutions and storage capacities all the way down to a release date, the Galaxy S7 isn’t exactly a device shrouded in mystery.

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iPhone Costs Around the World

iPhone prices from around the world: Cheapest to most expensive

By on January 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

iPhone prices from around the world: Cheapest to most expensive

Whether or not Apple beats the increasingly outlandish earnings estimates in any given quarter, no one is ever all that surprised. The iPhone is one of the best selling electronic devices on the planet, and with a premium price, the phone is enough to keep Apple swimming in profits even when other products fail to meet the same lofty expectations.

But before you complain about the iPhone’s price, remember that other countries have it far worse. More →

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Is T-Mobile Binge On Illegal

Scholar explains why T-Mobile’s Binge On is ‘likely illegal’

By on January 29, 2016 at 8:40 PM.

Scholar explains why T-Mobile’s Binge On is ‘likely illegal’

There’s no doubt that Binge On has been the most controversial initiative that T-Mobile has taken on so far, but could it actually violate the law? In a new paper (PDF), Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick makes the case that Binge On is “likely illegal” because it “violates key net neutrality principles that the Open Internet rules are designed to protect and creates harms to Internet openness that the general conduct rule is meant to prevent.” More →

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Windows Phone Sales

It’s game over for Windows Phone as device sales hit an all-time low

By on January 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

It’s game over for Windows Phone as device sales hit an all-time low

Try as it may, Microsoft simply can’t compete in a smartphone market still dominated by Apple’s iPhone and an assortment of Android handsets. As part of the company’s Q4 2015 earnings report, the company disclosed that it sold just 4.5 million Lumia phones during the busy holiday quarter. By way of contrast, Microsoft in the same quarter a year-ago sold 10.5 million units, a staggering 57% drop.

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Galaxy S7 Release Date March

Galaxy S7’s release date looks set for March 11

By on January 29, 2016 at 5:25 PM.

Galaxy S7’s release date looks set for March 11

With the risk of sounding like a broken record, we’re going to tell you once again that one of this year’s most anticipated new smartphones is rumored to hit stores a lot faster than you’d have believed. After a report during the weekend said the Samsung’s release date for the Galaxy S7 will be March 11th, a second source seems ready to confirm it.

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Worst Android Phones Of All Time List

The worst Android phones of all time, as picked by Android fans

By on January 29, 2016 at 3:12 PM.

The worst Android phones of all time, as picked by Android fans

Because Android is free to use, a lot of different manufacturers release a lot of different Android phones over the course of a year. Some of these phones are first-rate but many of them aren’t. A recent Reddit thread asked Android users to pick out the worst Android phones they’ve ever owned and it contains both some predictable answers and some surprises. Let’s go through their most popular answers. More →

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iPhone 7 Features

6 ways Android outshines my iPhone 6s

6 ways Android outshines my iPhone 6s

By on January 29, 2016 at 10:29 AM.

On Thursday, I published a piece titled 8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android, in which I discussed what I believe to be the main benefits Apple’s iPhone and iOS platform have over Android. I’ve been shocked at the feedback I’ve received since then. The Android vs. iOS argument typically draws all sorts of irrational and illogical “fanboys” out of the woodwork, but the overwhelming majority of emails I received after running that article were well composed and astute. I responded to as many as I could and I ended up having a few worthwhile conversations as a result.

Many of the conversations I had focused on the other side of the story, to the point where it seems like an obvious next move is to discuss the other side of the story here. So that’s just what I’ll do now… More →

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iPhone Wireless Charging

iPhone 7s’s game-changer may be wireless charging that works from across the room

By on January 29, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

iPhone 7s’s game-changer may be wireless charging that works from across the room

In the face of analyst claims that we’ve finally reached peak iPhone, Apple’s interest in exploring new and innovative mobile technologies remains as vibrant as ever. With the iPhone still accounting for the lion’s share of Apple’s quarterly revenue, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that a good deal of Apple’s R&D has a decidedly iPhone-oriented approach.

To that end, Bloomberg late on Thursday published an intriguing report indicating that Apple is working with partners to develop a completely new wireless charging technology that may wind up in a new iPhone model as early as next year.

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